Aboriginal Graduate Program - Aboriginal Housing - Homes Victoria

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Job Details
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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/658415B
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $54,755 - $70,315
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2022-01-13 658415 PD HV Aboriginal Graduate_Aboriginal Housing .doc (Word, 2.01MB)
Job Specification

2022-01-13 658415 PD HV Aboriginal Graduate_Aboriginal Housing .pdf (PDF, 224KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Scott Fogarty
(03) 9096 8378 or mob: 0406 190 792

Position Details

To qualify for the Aboriginal Graduate Program you must:

  • Identify as an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Have completed or be in your final year of your undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree.
  • Be prepared to undertake a National Police History Check.
    • Not have received a voluntary package from the Victorian Public Service in the last three years.


  • Are you interested in a diverse career?
  • Do you want to be involved in shaping government programs and help to deliver better outcomes for the community?
  • Are you a final year undergraduate or post graduate university student studying:

-       Social and youth work, health, psychology, community services and related disciplines

-       Public policy, arts or indigenous studies

-       Business, economics, accounting, communications or law

An exciting opportunity exists for an Aboriginal Graduate on a ongoing basis in Aboriginal Housing

The Aboriginal Housing team is responsible for leading the development and implementation of policy that supports Homes Victoria's approach to improving the lives of Aboriginal Victorians, through the lens of Aboriginal self-determination. Aboriginal Housing is also responsible for building strategic relationships with Aboriginal communities, community housing and homelessness sectors, that play an important role to improve housing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

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As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

    • Flexibility: adaptable; open to new ideas; accepts changed priorities without undue discomfort; recognises the merits of different options and acts accordingly.
    • Relationship building: establishes and maintains relationships with people at all levels; promotes harmony and consensus through diplomatic handling of disagreements; forges useful partnerships with people across business areas, functions and organisations; builds trust through consistent actions, values and communication; minimises surprises.
    • Drive and commitment: enthusiastic and committed; demonstrates capacity for sustained effort and hard work; sets high standards of performance for self and others; enjoys a vigorous and dynamic work environment.
    • Teamwork: cooperates and works well with others in pursuit of team goals, collaborates and shares information, shows consideration, concern and respect for others feelings and ideas, accommodates and works well with the different working styles of others, encourages resolution of conflict within the group.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria and qualification requirements for the role please refer to the Position Description attached.

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Please note, for this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.  
For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)
Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified Position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For Designated Positions:

This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

For ‘Special Measure' Position. Special measure roles for people with a disability or other special measures as defined by section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 should also be included here

This role is classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only are eligible to apply.

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